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5 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Right now you can use code INFLUENCER for 25% off a stay of your own and free valet parking at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar PHX!


I don’t know about you guys, but traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, if you aren’t a full-time travel blogger, then there might not always be budget or enough vacation days for a big getaway! So, what do you do? Enter, the Staycation. Staycations are like the little sister of the vacation. They’re the perfect way to spend some time outside of the house, have some of the same relaxing perks of being on vacation, and get to know your own city! Kind of like traveling without any of the actual exhausting “travel” part involved. Daniel and I were fortunate enough to recently partner with Hotel Palomar right in downtown Phoenix for a little staycation of our own, and now I’m here to convince you why everyone (yes, including you!) should take a staycation at least once. 🙂

 

Why Everyone Should Take a Staycation Products


 

 

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Reason #1: You can order room service –


and who doesn’t love room service?! I don’t know about you, but eating in bed and not having to lift a finger to do it is pretty high up on my list of perfect things in this world. Since Daniel and I don’t travel too often (and when we do we try to do it as economically as possible), a staycation is a great reason to splurge on something a little more extravagant like room service, since you’re saving money on the travel portion! We mayyy have gone a bit over the top and bought 4 meals for breakfast because we were so excited to just eat in bed and be lazy. Oops! Palomar has some of the best chocolate chip pancakes I’ve ever had though, so I pretty much have zero regrets about it. 😉 As you can tell, Coussie clearly wished he could’ve had some!

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Reason #2: You can lounge at the pool all day


Because we don’t have a pool at our apartment, one of my favorite things about staying in any hotel is getting to utilize the pool (and maybe even getting a little tan for once)! Palomar has an awesome rooftop pool (with a view of Downtown PHX!) that’s perfect for floating around and catching some sun with a drink or two in your hand – which brings me to my next reason…

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Reason #3: You can get ultra relaxed with a few drinks (and not have to worry about driving home!)


Palomar has an awesome rooftop lounge right next to the pool called Lustre where you can get some drinks and yummy eats, hang poolside, and even get a cabana to lounge in! Daniel and I took full advantage of this and had an awesome lunch with lots of drinks to keep us cool. *Bonus* – Palomar also has a complementary happy hour every night from 5-6 where you can relax and meet fellow guests over free wine and flatbreads. Uhh, yes please! Schmoo and I are all about a freebie, so you know we were all over that. 😉

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Reason #4: Your doggo might need a staycation too!


Palomar has a pet policy that allows you to bring your dog with you at no extra charge, so obviously we opted to bring Coussie boy with us. It’s never as much fun without our little bud! We already try to bring him with us most places, whether we’re just running errands or traveling, so we were super pumped that they were so accommodating. I think he enjoyed his stay just as much as we did! 😉

Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.Why everyone should take a staycation - Grace Mattei, blogger behind lifestyle and fashion blog the Gracest, spending time at Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Reason #5: You deserve to treat yo’self


When in doubt, always treat yo’self! Life is too short to be stressed out and exhausted all the time, so sometimes a little rest & relaxation at a nice hotel like Palomar can go a long way! Besides, there’s nothing like being a little indulgent every once in a while (although I think I could definitely live with the luxury of having room service every day!).

Overall, Daniel and I were really pleased with our stay, and especially with the service at the hotel itself. We were even greeted with some free goodies when we got to our room along with a handwritten note, which was an extra special touch! Palomar knows how to do customer service right, y’all!

Sooo there you have it! A few reasons why everyone, including you (yes you!), should take a staycation. If you’re here in AZ (or hey, if you’re out of town and want to take an actual vacation), be sure to check out Hotel Palomar! Right now if you use code INFLUENCER you can get 25% off the best flexible rate and complimentary valet parking!

If you book a stay at Hotel Palomar, be sure to tell me all about how much you love it after – bc I know you will! You’re welcome in advance. 😉

 

xx, grace

 

Photos by Daniel Mattei

 

*Thanks to the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are always my own! *

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